If you've never tried furikake, you've been missing out. The Japanese seasoning is crunchy, salty, sweet, and savory all at the same time, thanks to a mix of seaweed, sesame seeds, sugar, dried fish, and salt. Your corn on the cob won't know what hit it.
Why This One Topping Is Enough
Furikake can be found at Asian grocery stores. It's such a unique topping for corn — it's rich in umami, but also salty, sweet, and crunchy. Be sure to sprinkle it over each and every kernel for maximum enjoyment.
How to Cook Your Corn
Before you can utilize the furikake, you of course have to have some perfectly cooked corn on hand. Here are three ways to make it happen.
1. Boil it.
The most classic way to cook corn — boil for three to five minutes in a big pot of salted water.
2. Microwave it.
This mostly hands-off method calls for leaving the corn in their husks and microwaving them on high power for four to six minutes.
3. Grill it.
If you already have the grill going, toss your corn cobs on for about 15 minutes, turning frequently for smoky, charred results.
This series shows you how to use a single store-bought ingredient — one you often wouldn't expect — to liven up your food. To celebrate the sweet summer corn that's taking over the market, we encourage you to go beyond butter and use one of these ingredients to give your corn on the cob a jolt of flavor.